How to Install Glitchy Kernel on the Nexus 7

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Today we’re back with yet another kernel for the very popular Nexus 7 2013, or as we affectionately call it Flo. Now Lollipop has been out quite a while, yet in the slew of Custom Kernels, none have yet managed to give a truly stable performance. And that is where Glitchy Kernel comes in. So let’s take a look at them shall we?


Pre requisites

  • Your Nexus 7 must be rooted with it’s boot loader unlocked.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed, like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your tablet must be charged over 80%.
  • Some common sense and ability to follow instructions.


Step 1

Boot into recovery mode. To do so, power off your tablet. Press and hold Volume Down and Power, all at the same time. Release the buttons only when the Fastboot / Bootloader Mode menu appears. Use one of the Volume buttons to change the START text to Recovery Mode. When Recovery Mode option is listed in the above part of the Fastboot Mode menu you can press Power. The custom TWRP / CWM Recovery menu should now appear.

Step 2

Backup your current ROM from your custom recovery.

Step 3

Do a complete wipe, data and cache.(includes Dalvik Cache)

Step 4

Navigate to your SD Card and select the ROM zip file. Flash the zip(For your convenience we advise that you keep the zip file at the root of your SD card)

Step 5

Follow the instructions in the Aroma Kernel

Step 6

There are several options that you will get in the Arona installer for the customization options. We will detail them below so as to help you with the choice!

  • Stock (1.13GHz-4.26GBps) is the regular, out of the box, non OC setting.
  • Improved (1.19GHz-4.26GBps) is the same as “ElementalX” setting in Flar2’s kernel.
  • Balanced (1.22GHz-4.66GBps) is the same as “Ultra” setting in Flar2’s kernel.
  • Fast (1.35GHz-4.66GBps) is a nice jump over “Balanced” with pretty high stability still.
  • Extreme (1.43GHz-4.80GBps) is were most users should stop if the tab is stable. Provides a great boost.
  • Glitchy (1.49GHz-4.80GBps) starts to push things to the limits. It may be unstable for many.

Step 7

Reboot. The first boot will take longer than others so don’t worry.


Can I use the kernel sharing feature on the MultiROM setup?

Ans; Don’t use the kernel sharing feature. Flash the kernel on each rom instead. Also, it may take more time booting on secondary roms when using F2FS. Don’t worry and wait for a bit!

And with that we come to the end of this installation article for the Glitchy Kernel. WE have another article lined up describing the features and how to use them in the Flo and the Deb. So do join us next time for some more kernel fun! Leave your comments down below!

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